Ironwood Tuning Fork

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Ironwood Tuning Fork
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The tuning fork as an object has many uses, as an aid to tuning musical instruments, its presence in school physics lessons as an object of demonstration or as a tool in hearing evaluations. A set of 16 tuning forks were made to investigate the acoustic properties of materials as part of the Materials Library Founder, Zoe Laughlin’s PhD thesis. The three principle factors that influence the production of sound by a tuning fork are the shape of the fork, the density and elastic modulus (a measure of stiffness) of the material from which the fork is made.

Similar to the spruce tuning fork, audible notes can be heard using the pinching technique. The ironwood tuning fork emits a tone lower in pitch than that of the spruce tuning fork (734).

Sample ID: 736

Particularities

State
Solid | Object
Compound
Selections
Sound
Categories
Vegetable
Curiosities
Relationships
Wood | Sound of Materials | Tuning Fork | Sound

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